How the last 12 months have matured Vettel

How the last 12 months have matured Vettel

After retiring early from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Sebastian Vettel was the model of maturity; sticking around in an attempt to piece together the reason for his first corner tyre failure, as Tony Dodgins explains

"It's just a good job it happened this year as opposed to last!"

Those were the words of Red Bull team principal Christian Horner as he contemplated Sebastian Vettel's first retirement of 2011 at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Horner thought it was cruel for Vettel's challenge to end the way it did after such a superlative qualifying lap, which he rated as one of the German's very best.

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